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03-27-2013, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by amyles View Post
Suspended 10 games for this hit:

What a joke
I do agree. I can't believe he got 10 games for that. I knew he'd get some when it was announced Watson would miss some time. But 10 games? Utterly ridiculous (and I'm not a Branch basher).

To answer Mathletic's original question, I'm actually still a big fan (since he referred back to my 2010 draft list). The kid wears his heart on his sleeve. He's on the smaller side, but he's skilled, tough, has a great shot and instincts to run the powerplay. I think he can learn to be a very effective positional defender at the next level. I think he deserves an NHL contract, but I'd be surprised if he got one. That said, I'd be very surprised if he wasn't playing in the AHL next year on a minor league deal. I think he's one of those guys who eventually reaches the show after hard work and dedication at the minor league level.

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